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In a legal job, you’ll argue on behalf of people, companies or governments when disagreements arise over the law.

Legal work involves researching and analyzing legal issues and then explaining the law to your clients. When clients decide to act, you’ll deliver their arguments in court or by writing letters to the disagreeing parties.

In a small law office, an attorney’s job might include criminal and civil cases. In a large firm, lawyers tend to focus on a specialty area of criminal or civil law, such as immigration law or personal-injury cases. Other attorney careers are in the public sector where jobs include working as a criminal or civil prosecutor, an investigator or a regulator.

In a paralegal job or legal assistant job, you’ll help attorneys by doing investigations, research and administrative tasks.

Legal Job Market


Legal job opportunities are expected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020, which is about the same as the average for all jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Demand for attorneys might fall because companies are using large accounting firms or paralegals to do the jobs attorneys used to do.

Legal jobs in the public sector are influenced by local, state and federal budgets. When those are cut, public legal jobs can decline. In addition, law schools are producing more lawyers than needed for the current number of legal job openings, so some recent graduates are having a hard time finding full-time legal employment.

Paralegal jobs will grow 18 percent, about as fast as other occupations between 2010 and 2020, the BLS says. Because paralegal salaries are lower than attorney salaries, law firms and corporations push to have paralegals do as much of the work as possible. However, when the workload drops, law firms want attorneys working on cases so they can bill clients, a practice that decreases demand for paralegals.

Legal Salaries


The median lawyer salary was $113,310 in 2011, the BLS says. The median salary for paralegals was $46,730 in 2011.

Those earning the most during their legal careers are usually partners, work at large firms or work in high-cost cities. Lawyers who own their own practices usually make less than partners, the BLS says.
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Description: The UnitedHealth Group Senior Privacy Counsel is a senior position in the UHG Corporate legal department responsible for providing advice on complex privacy issues and data security breaches across the enterprise. In this key role, you will manage a variety of important privacy initiatives, serve as legal counsel to the UHG Privacy office, and work regularly with senior management and...
Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whos compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgement, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions...
Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whos compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgement, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions...
Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whos compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgement, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions...
Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whos compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgement, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions...
Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whos compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgement, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions...
Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whos compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgement, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions...
Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whos compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgement, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions...
Description Houston Northwest Medical Center currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whos compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgement, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Description The Senior Contract Specialist is responsible for assisting the Administrative Director of Contract Management with the planning and preparation of legal documentation required for processing contracts; work closely with the respective Director and/or Administrative Team member for each contract and assist in the negotiation of terms and provisions of contracts; coordinate process and...
Description We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions to all patient populations...
Description We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions to all patient populations...
Description We are currently looking for a Registered Nurse - RN whose compassion, clinical expertise, and excellence are top priority. As an RN, you will conduct patient assessments and develop and implement nursing care plans to foster quality outcomes. You will have the opportunity to apply sound judgment, clinical expertise, and execute critical nursing interventions to all patient populations...
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Colusa Superior Court is accepting proposals from Attorneys Interested in Providing Small Claims Advisory Services pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 116.940. Inquiries should be directed to Court Administration, 532 Oak Street, Colusa, CA 95932 or (530) 458-5149. A copy of the proposed contract will be provided upon request. Compensation negotiable.This ad posted through www.appealdemocr...
Litigation Attorney Busy downtown litigation firm is seeking a Litigation attorney with 3-10 years experience to handle employment and general litigation matters. Applicant must have at least 3 years of employment litigation experience to be considered. Please send cover letter, resume, salary history, and salary requirements to Makayla via email at ***** This listing brought to y...
Gordon & Rees LLP, a national law firm with 550 attorneys at 31 locations, is seeking a certified litigation paralegal with a minimum of 3 years of experience preferably in the Employment practice area. Candidates should be familiar with the State and Federal rules of civil procedure and must be able to work independently on discovery, document review, case management, file organization, investiga...
Vice President General Counsel COE Litigation-WD30008132 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and b...
Vice President General Counsel COE Commercial Transactions-WD30008133 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth str...
Description: Associate General Counsel â UHC Medicare & Retirement â MN Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengt...
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